Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. It happens the fourth Thursday of every November, and is a national celebration of gratitude for all our blessings. Other countries also have national days of thanksgiving.

As a human race we have a tendency to focus on all the things going “wrong” with our world. But, as my spirit guides often say, there is much more going “right” with our world than not. We have much to be grateful for, whether we’re celebrating Thanksgiving Day in the US or not.

In the spirit of the day, this morning I sat down to make a list of everything I’m grateful for. It amazed me how much abundance I have in my life—loving family and friends, health, work, and so on. The list grew very long.

Giving thanks, or expressing gratitude is good for us. Scientific studies have shown those who often express gratitude are healthier, physically and mentally. Plus, it just feels good to express gratitude for all our blessings.

The more grateful we are, the more we receive to be grateful for. The universe wants us to experience all the abundance we’ve ever asked for. Gratitude opens the flow of that abundance. The more grateful we are, and the more we give to others, the more we receive for ourselves.

It’s pretty simple. As my spirit guides say, “You are never lacking what you are willing to give others.” That’s the power of gratitude.

I think one of the best ways to celebrate Thanksgiving Day—or any other day—is to tell those you love how grateful you are for their being in your life.

Thank you all for being in my life.

Love,
John

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